Thursday, November 14, 2019
  1.  Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what the group really wants to do and who’s going to do what. 2.  If you need a symbol for giving (in addition to Jesus and the Magi), learn about St. Nicholas. Santa Claus has been completely taken over by commerce. 3.  Avoid...
  You asked for ideas about celebrating Christmas with lots of spirit and little cash. Choosing to simplify Christmas can be enriching, no matter why you've arrived at that choice. Don't be concerned that your children will suffer just because money is tight this year. What's important to them is that you're all happy together. Remember that for children what's important is the process,...

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It has become increasingly fashionable among lectionary practitioners to recognize Passion Sunday on the Sunday before Easter instead of the more traditional Palm Sunday.   The usual reasoning is that so few folks participate in Holy...
  1.  Plan ahead. Instead of going on auto-pilot the day after Thanksgiving, hold a family meeting to decide what the group really wants to do and who’s going to do what. 2.  If you need a...

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